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Step by Step: DD Versus Bibi Part 5

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 03.06.2015 | World
Mitchell Cohen

When our previous conversation was interrupted, DD the imaginary Israeli Defense Dove and critic of Netanyahu was about to present details of her "ste...

Police: Palestinian Driver Rams Into Pedestrians In Jerusalem

Reuters | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) -- A Palestinian assailant rammed his car into a group of Israeli pedestrians near an Israeli police station in east Jerusalem on Frida...

Let's Get Complicated: Bibi Versus DD, Part I

Mitchell Cohen | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Mitchell Cohen

Bibi has alienated more people around the world, including old friends, than any leader in Israeli history. His address to Congress is just one example. Another was choosing Ron Dermer, ex-Republican operative, as ambassador to Washington. How many Democrats does Bibi want to estrange?

Netanyahu's 'Mr. Security' Mirage

Aaron Mann | Posted 03.03.2015 | Politics
Aaron Mann

Netanyahu's ongoing Congressional speech fiasco is only the most recent example, whereby he has weakened Israeli security on multiple fronts. In choosing to publicly challenge President Obama on his home turf, the Prime Minister has further eroded their personal relationship -- a feat that seemed nearly impossible.

What Would RFK Say Today About the Arab-Israeli Conflict?

Rabbi Michael M. Cohen | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Rabbi Michael M. Cohen

Until there are Israeli and Palestinian leaders who can speak with the empathy and compassion of a Kennedy or a King and acknowledge the dignity and pain of the other, this struggle will continue to afflict both sides like an unending plague.

Samantha Lachman

Benjamin Netanyahu Accused Of Election Ploy In Backlash Over New Settlements

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- Political observers to the left of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are calling a release of bids for the construction of new housing u...

Seek Peace and Pursue It

Ron Kronish | Posted 01.28.2015 | Religion
Ron Kronish

Too many people in our part of the world have given up on the idea of seeking peace. They live with a mixture of denial and apathy. But this won't work in the long run. More people will have to realize the benefits of peace.

Expert Weighs In On What Palestinian Membership In The ICC Really Means

The Huffington Post | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.24.2015 | World

Every week, The WorldPost asks an expert to shed light on a topic driving headlines around the world. Today, we speak with Dr. Sarah Nouwen on what Pa...

Palestinians Will Join ICC, U.N. Chief Says

Reuters | Posted 01.08.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 7 (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has confirmed that the Palestinians will officially become a member of the Inte...

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 9 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

My time with future leaders of Israel and Palestine leaves me with a somewhat pessimistic outlook, but there is reason for hope.

Israelis and Palestinians at Harvard: Part 8 of 9

Paul Heroux | Posted 01.06.2015 | Politics
Paul Heroux

The U.S. has been at the center of the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for decades. However, some Palestinians I spoke with said that the U.S. is not the right party to mediate a two-state solution whereas Israelis has said it is.

Israel Threatens More Punitive Steps Against Palestinians

AP | Posted 03.06.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli leaders on Sunday threatened to take tougher action against the Palestinians over their decision to join the International ...

Israel Retaliates Against Palestinians For Signing Up To World Court

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 01.03.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel halted transfers of the tax revenue it collects on behalf of the Palestinians in retaliation for their move to join the Inte...

Setting Benchmark in Battle for Statehood: Palestine Plays in Asian Cup

James Dorsey | Posted 03.04.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Palestine has set a new benchmark for nations like the Kurds and the Kosovars who see soccer as a key part of their toolbox to achieve statehood with its qualification for this month's Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup even if the Palestinian road to statehood is increasingly pockmarked by seemingly insurmountable barriers.

Palestinians Submit Documents To Join International Criminal Court

AP | By EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 03.04.2015 | World

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians took the last formal step Friday to join the International Criminal Court, seeking to pursue war-crimes charg...

Hamas Bars Gaza Children From Israel Trip

Reuters | Posted 02.27.2015 | World

By Ran Tzabar and Nidal al-Mughrabi ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Hamas authorities in the Gaza Strip prevented on Sund...

Gulf-Iranian Proxy War Spills Onto the Soccer Pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 02.25.2015 | World
James Dorsey

A Saudi-led proxy war against Iran playing out in Syria and Iraq has expanded onto the soccer pitch with a last minute decision by the Palestinian national team to cancel a friendly against Iran.

Palestinian Stabs 2 Border Policemen, Israeli Police Report

AP | By DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 02.25.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian man on Friday stabbed and lightly wounded two Israeli paramilitary border policemen at the entrance to Jerusalem's Ol...

Don't Let the Left Lapse in Defending Democracy (or the Right)

Gil Troy | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Gil Troy

Liberals have been busy lately lecturing about right-wing threats to Israeli democracy. What happens when some liberals stumble, forgetting that liberty must be preserved for all, even if the "wrong" people exercise power or publish newspapers?

Israeli FM: Netanyahu's Approach Has Failed, Israel Needs A Peace Deal

Haaretz | Posted 12.24.2014 | World

In closed-door meeting, FM warns that Israel will face a diplomatic tsunami unless it takes the initiative and pursues a regional peace agreement; cit...

Cuba Announcement Augurs Big Breakthroughs in 2015

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 02.21.2015 | Politics
Jeffrey Laurenti

In denouncing Obama's Cuba initiative, Republican political figures have planted themselves firmly in the past, just as they had denounced diplomatic ties with China and the Panama Canal treaty.

Keeping the Keys: The Rise of the Palestinian Diplomatic Intifada

Ibrahim Sharqieh | Posted 02.17.2015 | World
Ibrahim Sharqieh

Abbas should not be expected to magically relieve the suffering of the Palestinian, but to preserve his credibility and his standing among the Palestinian people he needs to take action, not just make statements.

European Parliament Wants Palestinian State

AP | Posted 12.17.2014 | World

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — The European Parliament has stopped short of pushing for outright recognition of a Palestinian state, urging renewed peace...

Palestinians Seek End-Of-Occupation Vote At The UN This Week

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 02.14.2015 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will push for a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution setting a Novemb...

East Jerusalem Cannot Breathe

Alex Cacioppo | Posted 02.11.2015 | New York
Alex Cacioppo

During a talk dubbed "Jerusalem: Flashpoint for Regional & Global Conflict," Robert Wright, the veteran author and creator of Bloggingheads, and Daniel Seidemann, the renowned Israeli attorney, talked about what may or may not be the third intifada and its thorny roots.